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2008 Ramey Wine Cellars Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard Carneros
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About Ramey Wine Cellars

With the help of his wife, David Ramey founded Ramey Wine Cellars in 1996. He has succeeded in sourcing fruit from top Napa and Sonoma vineyards, producing remarkable Chardonnays that bridge the gap between California lushness and Burgundian minerality and structure.

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2008 Ramey Wine Cellars Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard Carneros

Producer: Ramey Wine Cellars
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: California
Region: Other California
Appellation: Carneros

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95 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011

Bright gold.  Energetic aromas of green apple, jasmine, minerals and lemon zest.  Dry and nervy, with brisk acidity and a saline nuance giving energy and lift to its citrus and orchard fruit flavors.  Vibrant and impressively pure chardonnay, finishing spicy, long and dry, with an intriguing floral quality.

93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Can't Go Wrong
10/21/2012
by Buza13692509
I have yet to have a Ramey Chardonnay that isn't excellent. Crisp, flavorful, and makes you come back for more. Clean finish. I want more!
Waiting
10/18/2012
by richard11969346
I am saving this wine to give to a charity wine auction.I will taste it later, but I have tasted it before from you and it will be great!!
A terrific wine
01/23/2012
by Beach13807740
Along with Morlet's Ma Douce, this is the best Chardonnay I've drunk in the past year or two. I love this style and wish more were made like this. It is full flavored and complex while remaining light on its feet and delicate - go figure. I plan to finish the rest of the bottle tonight with fresh crab and will look for more to buy.

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About Carneros

Carneros straddles the borders of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys on the north coast of San Pablo Bay. This appellation has thin soils and receives little rainfall. As the sun heats up the vineyards and mountainsides of Napa Valley to the north, the rising hot air draws cool air and fog over Carneros from the ba
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Chardonnay

The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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